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Super Summer Slugfest Slamdown: Movies & More!

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman THANOSCOPTOR Registered User regular
    Guek wrote: »
    My few quibbles about the avengers movie:
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  • ArrynArryn Ask not the Innkeeper For destiny is thy name!Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Guek wrote: »
    My few quibbles about the avengers movie:
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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    Arryn wrote: »
    Guek wrote: »
    My few quibbles about the avengers movie:
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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Not tests. They were trying to kill it.Registered User regular
    Guek wrote: »
    My few quibbles about the avengers movie:
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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
    Also
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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Blankzilla wrote: »
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  • GuekGuek Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
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  • AspectVoidAspectVoid Registered User regular
    the only actor or director that Marvel has any real strained relationship with is Terrance Howard, and that's because he got greedy

    even Norton said he had been talking to Whedon and the execs and doesn't bear any grudges, it just didn't work out

    Favreau was upset that Iron Man 2 didn't turn out how he wanted it, but it didn't destroy his relationship with the company as money people have already pointed out. Branagh left amicably because he told the story he wanted to tell and isn't interested in a sequel, and Johnston is likely in a similar place, though it hasn't actually been confirmed yet that he isn't returning.

    if anything, Marvel allowing directors to leave when they want is a good thing

    As far as I know, people that Marvel Films has upset:

    Terrance Howard -> Marvel didn't want to pay his asking price, and did practically no negotiations with him. They then replaced him with (IMO) a better actor.

    Favreau -> Didn't like how much creative control was taken from him during Iron Man 2. He's not so upset that he'll cut all ties (has said publicly that if they want him back as Happy Hogan, he'd be happy to reprise the role) but he probably won't direct again.

    Patty Jenkins -> Got upset over creative difference for Thor 2 and quit during pre-production, but word on the street is that if Marvel asked her to direct a non-sequel so she could set the tone, she would seriously consider it.

    Natalie Portman -> She's upset over what happened with Patty Jenkins, but is contractually obligated to appear in more films.

    Edward Nortan -> Creative differences over Incredible Hulk and unable to resolve issues enough that Marvel chose to not have him reprise the role for Avengers.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
    but notice how most of those people are still friendly with the company and willing to continue working with them

    so it isn't really a big deal

  • GuekGuek Registered User regular
    I also don't think it's far fetched to think Marvel might have learned from some of their missteps. IM2 wasn't nearly as well received as IM1, and hopefully that's left an impression on them.

  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    I think Joss Whedon had a good influence on Thor and Captain America; I wouldn't mind if they put him in charge of coordinating stories/scripts amongst the Marvel movies. I think after the coup he pulled with Avengers, and with the godly amount of fanboy love, he can set a lot of terms.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    I think Joss Whedon had a good influence on Thor and Captain America; I wouldn't mind if they put him in charge of coordinating stories/scripts amongst the Marvel movies. I think after the coup he pulled with Avengers, and with the godly amount of fanboy love, he can set a lot of terms.

    I'd like to see him direct an Iron Man, SHIELD, Black Widow or Dr. Strange film.

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    A few questions that non-comic fan friends and asked me and I wasn't sure about the answers to regarding The Avengers:
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  • Mr PinkMr Pink Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Hensler wrote: »
    A few questions that non-comic fan friends and asked me and I wasn't sure about the answers to regarding The Avengers:
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  • GuekGuek Registered User regular
    hmmm...another quick plot point question:
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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    Guek wrote: »
    hmmm...another quick plot point question:
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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Only 2 more hours until I can click on spoiler tags, must resist , must resist!

    But I will say , a) you guys rock in your ability to spoiler!, I haven't been at all afraid to read the forum , knowing all the juicy bits would be tagged.

    and b) the last couple pages are hilarious without clicking spoiler tags, cause it's basically 2-3 pages of " OMFG AVENGERS WOOOOO" hovering over spoiler tags

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
    Hensler wrote: »
    A few questions that non-comic fan friends and asked me and I wasn't sure about the answers to regarding The Avengers:
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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
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    Great movie. Pretty much everything with the Hulk was pure gold.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Not tests. They were trying to kill it.Registered User regular
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  • ArrynArryn Ask not the Innkeeper For destiny is thy name!Registered User regular
    The only question I was left with was
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  • Linespider5Linespider5 Agent of Etc.Registered User regular
    Throwing in my own stuff here: DO NOT SEE THE 3D VERSION. The way it's done is ultimately just sort of distracting and detracts from all the impressive CGI compositing work that was being done. It's kind of funny in a way, to be figuring out the best way to create photorealistic depictions of top-shelf comic book action, only to cartoonishly pop out sections of the action sequences in the name of making it 3d. It is just not worth it, as it is the 3d effects are easily the biggest flaw to the experience out of anything else.

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  • GonmunGonmun Canada eh!Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Throwing in my own stuff here: DO NOT SEE THE 3D VERSION. The way it's done is ultimately just sort of distracting and detracts from all the impressive CGI compositing work that was being done. It's kind of funny in a way, to be figuring out the best way to create photorealistic depictions of top-shelf comic book action, only to cartoonishly pop out sections of the action sequences in the name of making it 3d. It is just not worth it, as it is the 3d effects are easily the biggest flaw to the experience out of anything else.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Wow, that was nuts in all the best ways! I'll maybe do picking at it in a day or two, but right now just riding the high from it.

    Also I need a gif of
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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    Gonmun wrote: »
    Throwing in my own stuff here: DO NOT SEE THE 3D VERSION. The way it's done is ultimately just sort of distracting and detracts from all the impressive CGI compositing work that was being done. It's kind of funny in a way, to be figuring out the best way to create photorealistic depictions of top-shelf comic book action, only to cartoonishly pop out sections of the action sequences in the name of making it 3d. It is just not worth it, as it is the 3d effects are easily the biggest flaw to the experience out of anything else.

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    And did it look like
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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
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    Yep, that's how it is in the comics.

  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    Just finished watching the Avengers. This might have been said before, but I think it's the best comic book movie. Not necessarily the best movie, but Whedon and the cast did an incredible job translating everything you expect out of an Avengers comic and bringing it to life. There's just so many great scenes(and yes, a lot of them involve Hulk), and the quips liven things up as well.

    And am I the only one that was watching the whole destruction of NYC and just felt weird not to see Spidey swing around saving people? It obviously was never going to happen, but damn did it feel weird.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Just finished watching the Avengers. This might have been said before, but I think it's the best comic book movie. Not necessarily the best movie, but Whedon and the cast did an incredible job translating everything you expect out of an Avengers comic and bringing it to life. There's just so many great scenes(and yes, a lot of them involve Hulk), and the quips liven things up as well.

    And am I the only one that was watching the whole destruction of NYC and just felt weird not to see Spidey swing around saving people? It obviously was never going to happen, but damn did it feel weird.

    Just pretend he was having a fight with Mary Jane while trying to hide his identity from Aunt May and avoid getting fired by JJ. And pretend that the Fantastic Four were in the Negative Zone.

    Alternatively for Spidey, pretend that everyone in those scenes already had their one.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    New York's a big city. They could all have been fighting these guys along with the X-Men in Central Park's Great Lawn.

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    For some dumb reason (I blame the fact it was close to 3am), I thought
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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    To be fair
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  • ArrynArryn Ask not the Innkeeper For destiny is thy name!Registered User regular
    Gaslight wrote: »
    For some dumb reason (I blame the fact it was close to 3am), I thought
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    Embarrassing.

    After seeing that, I think
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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman THANOSCOPTOR Registered User regular
    Arryn wrote: »
    Gaslight wrote: »
    For some dumb reason (I blame the fact it was close to 3am), I thought
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    Embarrassing.

    After seeing that, I think
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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    They may not even be able to use
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  • Linespider5Linespider5 Agent of Etc.Registered User regular
    Thinking more on it now, wasn't just about the entire movie one, long, rising action?

    I'm only bringing this up because most of the time I'm used to movies really having this rest stops in the story or something rather unimportant that WILL NOT GO AWAY and therefore must be dealt with for five minutes before the plot can move on.

    Not saying the Avengers needed these moments, but it was like being on a ride at an amusement park where you've got all this muscle memory from other rides telling you there will be these breaks for some damn reason and this one did not do that.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Ok seeing that in IMAX made me so happy to wait a few extra days. IMAX sidestepped a lot of the problems with the normal 3d. nothing felt cut out and slapped on top and there where no cheesey shots filmed specifically for 3-d (i call them throw shit at the camera scenes). My only problem was a few times where i noticed it feeling too dark or being confused for a second by one scene cutting to another. Not sure if that's a product of the movie, the 3d conversion or just the giant screen and how I was focused on one part of it when the change happened. Our theatre was filled 30 minutes before the movie even started which I wasn't expecting but I guess when you only have 4 showings a day in imax then it's gonna be packed on opening weekend no matter what time you see it.

    Overall it was a fantastic experience. the entire theatre started applauding at the end. I gave a quick explanation to some people around us about the first after credit scene and thought the second one was pitch perfect to end on. I'm still smiling about that.

    I'm trying to wait a few days to start talking about the actual movie though. I don't want to ruin anyone's time.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    Oh, something else that momentarily took me out of the movie was Thor's presence
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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Oh, something else that momentarily took me out of the movie was Thor's presence
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    They explain it.
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